In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I would share a few reasons I'm thankful to be a children's librarian. We all have rough days, so I figured a little reminder of the positive is always in order.
Reason #5: Children's librarian Twitter and blogs are the best.
The community of children's librarians on Twitter is incredible. They are a great source of amazing ideas and overall awesome people. As the only children's librarian at my library my Twitter friends also provide me with an invaluable system of support. I may have never met the majority of them, but I am so glad to have them in my professional life.
Reason #4: Children's librarians are always willing to share ideas.
One of the most important things children's librarian Twitter has taught me is how willing the community of children's librarians is to share their ideas. Many of the best ideas and programs I've done at my library have started with ideas taken from other wonderful children's librarians.
Reason #3: I get to do fun things just about every day.
When I started out at my job I never could have guessed how many fun things I would get to do on a daily basis. I get to do things such as make a bubble wrap walkway, make slime and play with bubbles. What more could you ask for in a job?
Reason #2: I am able to work with books all the time.
I grew up as a reader so it is wonderful to get to work surrounded by books. Even if I don't necessarily get to spend my work day reading, I still able to enjoy books in so many other ways everyday. And even better I can share this love of books with children everyday.
Reason #1: The kids!
The kids I work with bring me so much joy. I am am honored to be able to make whatever difference I can in their lives.
Do you have any more reasons you are thankful for our profession this year? I'd love to hear them!